Cost of Labiaplasty

$3,500 - $4,200

Cost is determined by the type of anesthesia the patient chooses.

Who is a good candidate for labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure used to improve the appearance of the outer portion of the female genitalia. It involves decreasing the size of the inner or outer labia to make them less protruding and less visible in tight clothing such as swimsuits and sportswear. This procedure is rarely covered by insurance.

The Procedure for labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is typically performed in an outpatient surgery center under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia, whichever the patient is most comfortable with. Surgery usually takes a little less than 1 hour. During surgery, local anesthetic medication is injected into the inner labia, and the excess tissue is trimmed off, reshaped, and closed with dissolvable sutures. Either a trim or a wedge technique is used depending on what your goals are. A clitoral hood reduction can be part of this surgery as well.

Recovery After Labiaplasty 

Recovery differs for each patient - some patients find they have very little pain, whereas others need prescription pain medications for several days afterwards. You will be given prescriptions for pain medications, antibiotics and sometimes a steroid to help with swelling. After surgery, you may go to the bathroom as you normally would. Patients usually find it is comfortable to take a sitz bath 1-2 times per day for the first couple of days to help cleanse the area. After labiaplasty, patients need to avoid using tampons, sexual intercourse or any traumatic activities to the perineum (such as riding a bike) for 4-6 weeks to allow all incisions to heal.

Labiaplasty

Frequently asked questions

Is a labiaplasty covered under insurance?


In most cases a labiaplasty is not covered by insurance.




What type of anesthesia is used for a labiaplasty?


Labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia, whichever the patient is most comfortable with.




Where are the incisions for a labiaplasty?


Incisions for an outer labiaplasty are hidden in the area between the hair bearing and non-hair bearing regions. For an inner labiaplasty, the incisions are along the outer ridge of the inner labia, and generally hide well due to the texture of skin in this location.




How long is a labiaplasty procedure?


A labiaplasty is less than 1 hour.




What is the recovery time after a labiaplasty?


The patient will have certain activity restrictions for 4-6 weeks after surgery but can usually return to work within 1-2 weeks.




What is the cost of a labiaplasty?


$3,500 - $4,200 This includes anesthesia and facility fees.




What should be expected after a labiaplasty?


Recovery differs for each patient - some patients find they have very little pain, whereas others need prescription pain medications for several days afterwards. You will be given prescriptions for pain medications, antibiotics and sometimes a steroid to help with swelling. After surgery, you may go to the bathroom as you normally would. Patients usually find it is comfortable to take a sitz bath 1-2 times per day for the first couple of days to help cleanse the area. After labiaplasty, patients need to avoid using tampons, sexual intercourse or any traumatic activities to the perineum (such as riding a bike) for 4-6 weeks to allow all incisions to heal.





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